Sold RESTORED 1941 SCHWINN 'HENDERSON' SUPER DELUXE AUTOCYCLE F/S

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bobcycles

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 30, 2006
3,353
3,877
12
so cal beaches
#1
Resurrection/restoration of an Indiana Craigslist 'barn find' Henderson-badged last year Super Deluxe
Schwinn Autocycle. I decided to bring this one back to original color, badge etc ...tough decision as
by 1941 a myriad of nice two-tone combinations were offered but black and ivory is always pretty
classy on these bikes.

Details: Full restoration of the bike shown in the last few pix. Automotive single stage paint,
and all the chrome, nickel, and cadmium plating was done as factory prescribed. Front and rear
"pat pending" Schwinn expander brakes were fully disassembled and replated and the free wheel
was removed and reinstalled and serviced after chrome work was done. Lobdell 41 wheels with
Torrington double butted spokes and the long nipples.
B-1 'deep' profile deluxe Mesinger leather saddle. Prewar deluxe rear reflector... original fender bomb
ornament that was on the the bicycle when found, original Super Deluxe 1 year only tank.
Mint restored Torrington 10 pedals with original NOS (not repro) blocks, Schwinn key in the
locking spring fork. Mint Diamond chain and beautiful original Seiss lights that were not rechromed
and look just great. The crossbar console is original, straps were rechromed, but inserts are nice
enough originals that I left as-is. Bar has not been polished and looks great, has one of Georges
illumination clips installed. One button is original EA the other is a reproduction I believe from Jerry W
long ago. Head was completely restored by Tim Brandt and looks as good or better than new
with correct black number wheels and illumination notch/window specific for Schwinn Clipper Autocycle.
NOS Never ridden G-3 holy grail white wall tires that look perfect! Gorgeous bike and I believe
the rarest of the Schwinn prewar Deluxe Autocycles....Not many of these known in existence.
As most of you on here know...the greatest bicycles in the world were produced here in the US
from 34' - 41'.... investment quality and

11,000.00 shipped anywhere large freight lower 48 states. A lot of time and expense to build a bike like this.
As found many of the components were missing, they were added and are as described as original
aside from one of the bar buttons. Originally most 41's had Delta buttons but these are practically
non existent. I may have one here I would swap for an EA if the buyer prefers.

11,000.00 and consider partial trades + cash for other bikes balloon era 30s-50s.

bobcycles@aol.com
or msg here

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Louis C.

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 2, 2018
31
27
Derby Line, VT 05830, USA
#2
good job on the restoration, beautiful, not an easy restoration to do, and most definitely expensive to do. GLWS
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
5,525
15,242
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#4
Holy **#! Bob!
That is incredible!
The before and after is the pure definition of the word, Restoration.
Outstanding!
 

REC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 6, 2006
970
934
Lake Worth, United States
#7
Resurrection/restoration of an Indiana Craigslist 'barn find' Henderson-badged last year Super Deluxe
Schwinn Autocycle. I decided to bring this one back to original color, badge etc ...tough decision as
by 1941 a myriad of nice two-tone combinations were offered but black and ivory is always pretty
classy on these bikes.

Details: Full restoration of the bike shown in the last few pix. Automotive single stage paint,
and all the chrome, nickel, and cadmium plating was done as factory prescribed. Front and rear
"pat pending" Schwinn expander brakes were fully disassembled and replated and the free wheel
was removed and reinstalled and serviced after chrome work was done. Lobdell 41 wheels with
Torrington double butted spokes and the long nipples.
B-1 'deep' profile deluxe Mesinger leather saddle. Prewar deluxe rear reflector... original fender bomb
ornament that was on the the bicycle when found, original Super Deluxe 1 year only tank.
Mint restored Torrington 10 pedals with original NOS (not repro) blocks, Schwinn key in the
locking spring fork. Mint Diamond chain and beautiful original Seiss lights that were not rechromed
and look just great. The crossbar console is original, straps were rechromed, but inserts are nice
enough originals that I left as-is. Bar has not been polished and looks great, has one of Georges
illumination clips installed. One button is original EA the other is a reproduction I believe from Jerry W
long ago. Head was completely restored by Tim Brandt and looks as good or better than new
with correct black number wheels and illumination notch/window specific for Schwinn Clipper Autocycle.
NOS Never ridden G-3 holy grail white wall tires that look perfect! Gorgeous bike and I believe
the rarest of the Schwinn prewar Deluxe Autocycles....Not many of these known in existence.
As most of you on here know...the greatest bicycles in the world were produced here in the US
from 34' - 41'.... investment quality and

11,000.00 shipped anywhere large freight lower 48 states. A lot of time and expense to build a bike like this.
As found many of the components were missing, they were added and are as described as original
aside from one of the bar buttons. Originally most 41's had Delta buttons but these are practically
non existent. I may have one here I would swap for an EA if the buyer prefers.

11,000.00 and consider partial trades + cash for other bikes balloon era 30s-50s.

bobcycles@aol.com
or msg here

More pix on request

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Wow, That bike is unbelieveable! What a beautiful job!

REC
 

Nashman

I live for the CABE
Oct 2, 2016
1,093
1,519
61
Winnipeg, Canada
#12
Resurrection/restoration of an Indiana Craigslist 'barn find' Henderson-badged last year Super Deluxe
Schwinn Autocycle. I decided to bring this one back to original color, badge etc ...tough decision as
by 1941 a myriad of nice two-tone combinations were offered but black and ivory is always pretty
classy on these bikes.

Details: Full restoration of the bike shown in the last few pix. Automotive single stage paint,
and all the chrome, nickel, and cadmium plating was done as factory prescribed. Front and rear
"pat pending" Schwinn expander brakes were fully disassembled and replated and the free wheel
was removed and reinstalled and serviced after chrome work was done. Lobdell 41 wheels with
Torrington double butted spokes and the long nipples.
B-1 'deep' profile deluxe Mesinger leather saddle. Prewar deluxe rear reflector... original fender bomb
ornament that was on the the bicycle when found, original Super Deluxe 1 year only tank.
Mint restored Torrington 10 pedals with original NOS (not repro) blocks, Schwinn key in the
locking spring fork. Mint Diamond chain and beautiful original Seiss lights that were not rechromed
and look just great. The crossbar console is original, straps were rechromed, but inserts are nice
enough originals that I left as-is. Bar has not been polished and looks great, has one of Georges
illumination clips installed. One button is original EA the other is a reproduction I believe from Jerry W
long ago. Head was completely restored by Tim Brandt and looks as good or better than new
with correct black number wheels and illumination notch/window specific for Schwinn Clipper Autocycle.
NOS Never ridden G-3 holy grail white wall tires that look perfect! Gorgeous bike and I believe
the rarest of the Schwinn prewar Deluxe Autocycles....Not many of these known in existence.
As most of you on here know...the greatest bicycles in the world were produced here in the US
from 34' - 41'.... investment quality and

11,000.00 shipped anywhere large freight lower 48 states. A lot of time and expense to build a bike like this.
As found many of the components were missing, they were added and are as described as original
aside from one of the bar buttons. Originally most 41's had Delta buttons but these are practically
non existent. I may have one here I would swap for an EA if the buyer prefers.

11,000.00 and consider partial trades + cash for other bikes balloon era 30s-50s.

bobcycles@aol.com
or msg here

More pix on request

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KILLER BIKE Bobby!!!
 

bobcycles

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 30, 2006
3,353
3,877
12
so cal beaches
#14
How do you actually put a price on something like this?

LOL.....So true! Rare and of course prewar vintage/antique bicycles are the most undervalued collectibles...
look at comics, hotwheels, GI joes, Barbies.....jeeeeesh
those collectors need to invest in the serious stuff we have recognized for what it is.... pure functional kinetic industrial art.
 

Phattiremike

I live for the CABE
May 16, 2016
1,356
1,978
Dahlonega Ga.
#19
Fantastic restoration. very classy w/ the black and ivory colors, great job Bob!
 
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